Jane is calling: Maine DSA rallies for reproductive rights

Today we are here for bodily autonomy. We are here for solidarity in protecting, saving, and revitalizing human rights that have been taken away from us and our loved ones. It is past the point of posting something on social media and emailing someone who tells you anything you want to hear for a vote and some cash. Today we put ourselves in the streets.

IAM Conference: Between a Rock, Union, and a Hard Place

On Saturday, June 4 the Maine State Council of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM or simply “the Machinists'') hosted their Biennial Conference in South Portland.  The conference featured twelve keynote speakers, including US...

The Real Problem with Food Trucks

Many column inches have been dedicated to the recent food truck controversy on the Eastern Prom of Portland. The ‘debate’ is framed in traditional neo-liberal terms, with free-market entrepreneurs (the food truck owners) hustling for a living and trying to make a buck...

Announcing the Maine DSA Campaign for a Livable Portland

Maine DSA’s Campaign for a Livable Portland filed paperwork with the City of Portland to pursue four citizen initiatives for November 2022. These referenda are a bid to make the city that we love and reside in livable: not only for business owners, not only for landlords, developers, and seasonal residents, not only for the 1%, not only for tourists. Portland must be livable for Portland’s workers, Portland’s tenants, Portland’s families and Portland’s most vulnerable— the entire working class that calls Portland home.

America’s Desensitization to Gun Violence

Ten people in Buffalo, NY on May 14. Twenty-one people in Uvalde, TX, including nineteen children, on May 24. Most people will recognize the events alluded to here: recent mass shootings in the United States. We know about these two events because they received...

Lisa, Anti-Fascism, and Songs of the Spanish Civil War

As Pine & Roses works to produce new episodes of the Maine Mural Podcast in coming months, we thought we'd dive into earlier episodes to bring you this interview with Lisa from Mid-Coast Maine. She discusses her family's escape from fascist Europe, an uncle who...

Pedestrian Deaths in Portland are No Accident

Earlier this week, in broad daylight, 44-year-old cyclist Christina Holt was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle in downtown Portland. This continues a tragic trend in Maine, as well as nationwide, of a rapid increase in pedestrian deaths, which tripled in the...

May Day and Migrant Justice in Portland

On May Day, 2022, hundreds of people from thirty communities rallied to their nearby Hannafords to urge the corporation to respect dairy farm workers. As it stands, Hannaford cannot guarantee that the dairy they offer comes from farms that treat their workers with...

May Day Thoughts

The office is empty today. Folks are with family or friends, celebrating the holiday or the good weather, as they should be. May Day doesn’t always fall on a Sunday, but when it does, it feels right. Most Americans don’t give a thought about May Day. It isn’t “our”...

On the Line with Striking Machinists

This piece was drafted on March 25, when Maine DSA members joined the picket line in solidarity with striking machinists at Cummins Inc. Pine & Roses is happy to report that after nearly two months on strike, the workers voted to ratify a new contract on April 8...

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Metabolizing Dissent

Pine & Roses is a project of the Maine chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Our publication mainly...

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Jane is calling: Maine DSA rallies for reproductive rights

Today we are here for bodily autonomy. We are here for solidarity in protecting, saving, and revitalizing human rights that have been taken away from us and our loved ones. It is past the point of posting something on social media and emailing someone who tells you anything you want to hear for a vote and some cash. Today we put ourselves in the streets.

Announcing the Maine DSA Campaign for a Livable Portland

Maine DSA’s Campaign for a Livable Portland filed paperwork with the City of Portland to pursue four citizen initiatives for November 2022. These referenda are a bid to make the city that we love and reside in livable: not only for business owners, not only for landlords, developers, and seasonal residents, not only for the 1%, not only for tourists. Portland must be livable for Portland’s workers, Portland’s tenants, Portland’s families and Portland’s most vulnerable— the entire working class that calls Portland home.

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Announcing the Maine DSA Campaign for a Livable Portland

Announcing the Maine DSA Campaign for a Livable Portland

Maine DSA’s Campaign for a Livable Portland filed paperwork with the City of Portland to pursue four citizen initiatives for November 2022. These referenda are a bid to make the city that we love and reside in livable: not only for business owners, not only for landlords, developers, and seasonal residents, not only for the 1%, not only for tourists. Portland must be livable for Portland’s workers, Portland’s tenants, Portland’s families and Portland’s most vulnerable— the entire working class that calls Portland home.